Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose

Why I Like to DIY and Go Thrifting

April 16, 2012
Thrift store furniture transformations

Now that the warm weather has returned here in the northeast so has my get-up-and-go energy to go thrifting early on the weekends routine.  I know some wouldn’t be caught dead poking around in a dumpster or think thrift stores and yard sales are only for people who are down on their luck.  While I […]

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How to Make a Spring Bunny Wreath

March 16, 2012
How to Make an Easter Bunny Wreath

Does it feel like Spring in your neck of the woods this week? It sure does here in Pennsylvania. The temperature has been in the upper 70’s and it even hit 80 on Wednesday!   All the daffodils are in bloom as well as the flowering trees – they look so pretty, but it is a […]

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How to Paint a Faux Zinc Finish on a Candy Jar Top Made With a Tuna Can

February 19, 2012
Faux Zinc painting technique step by step tutorial

If you have followed my blog for a while then you probably remember the post I did where I made a lantern using – a tuna can!  Well this project is another way I have found to re-purpose a tuna can.  I created a faux zinc top for a glass candy jar that was missing […]

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How To Decoupage Glass Into A Pretty Paperweight

February 16, 2012
How to decoupage on glass

As I am redoing my studioffice, I still need to work in the room and keep things organized. I realize that even in all the mess, I am a pile-er not a file-er when it comes to organizing my papers.  I have tried to change my ways as every organizing guru will tell you to […]

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How to Make a Tissue Paper Flower Valentine Gift Box

February 6, 2012
How to wrap a gift in a unique way

I was going to entitle this post –  How to make a G-Rated Victoria;s Secret Valentine gift box, but that would be a little misleading since it isn’t an actual gift from Victoria’s Secret -  just a re-use of their pretty boxes.   I am also going to show you how to make a super easy […]

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In Detailed Order: Organizing My Desk Drawer

January 30, 2012
Home Office Organizing Ideas

Last week I lined my desk drawer with pages from a thrift store book on lettering.  I love how it turned out, but since the drawer is nice and big, it needed some sort of organizing dividers to keep everything from shifting around.  Dividers would also make it easy to find things and maintain as […]

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Christmas Tree Ornament Made From a Curtain Rod Finial

December 19, 2011
Repurposing  ideas

I hope you are enjoying this final week before Christmas.  Are you making cookies, shopping, wrapping? Listening to your favorite Christmas music?  I am still in creative mode and over the weekend made one last thing for my tree that I wanted to share with you. If you are a DIY decorator you may have […]

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Clipping On Some Style Around the House

October 13, 2011
5 ways to repurpose clip on earrings

After making the no-sew window treatment in my last post using a pair of vintage clip on earrings from my collection – I hated putting the rest of them back into my crafts armoire.  They looked so pretty out on my worktable. I just love them – they are so yummy – I am totally addicted […]

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My Crafts Closet–Ribbon Organization Idea

September 28, 2011
Craft closet ribbon organizing ideas

Want some ribbons? I have way too many that are in disarray.  I promised myself I would get my studioffice organized before the holiday season begins so I can work more efficiently and that means ribbon organization, too. Well September is almost over -time to get a move on and get it done!  Look at […]

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How to Make a Fake Transom Window For a Doorway

August 22, 2011
How to make a fake transom window with a mirror and molding

I love light – lots of it and try to get as much of it as I can streaming into  my house.  I also love architectural details, but my house didn’t come with many so I have to add them myself.  My Studioffice is in the front of the house and has two windows.  The […]

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